Welcome to MobiSys PhD Forum 2018

The PhD forum provides a unique opportunity for senior PhD students to present their dissertation research in an interactive environment consisting of other senior PhD students and invited senior researches from industry and academia. In addition to providing feedback and advice, through formal reviews by a committee of accomplished PhD students of the SIGMOBILE community, this forum will provide an excellent opportunity for students to network as well as to practice presenting their research clearly and concisely within a friendly and open environment.

This meeting is best suited to students who are far enough into their PhD to have a concrete dissertation proposal outlining the key challenges they plan to solve as well as the strategies and methodologies that are applicable. Furthermore, participants should ideally be more than 6 months away from finishing their dissertation, otherwise that would leave little time to incorporate any advice or suggestions into their work.

To get a better picture on the nature of the MobiSys PhD Forum, please have a look at the PhD Forum 2017 website.

Please refer to our submission guidelines for details.

We will try and offer remote video presentation options for authors who are unable to attend due to visa issues.

News - Award Winners:

We are happy to announce the award winners of this year's PhD Forum:

  • Best Presenter: Sachit Mahajan - Internet of Environmental Things : A Human Centered Approach
  • Best Paper: David Gens - OS-level Software & Hardware Attacks and Defenses

Important Dates

Paper Submission: March 28th, 2018 April 5th, 11:59 pm (AoE)
Notification of acceptance:  April 10th, 2018
Camera Ready Deadline: May 4th, 2018
Workshop: June 10th, 2018


Thanks to the generosity of Google, we will award a prize to the best paper and presenter.


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